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Agave Mescal Ceniza

Agave Mescal Ceniza

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 3-4 feet
Flower Color: yellowish-green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave colorata, commonly known as the Arizona Agave or Agave colorata, is an attractive succulent native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, USA, and northern Mexico. This agave species is highly valued for its stunning rosette of blue-gray leaves and its impressive flowering display.

One of the most striking features of Agave colorata is its large and symmetrical rosette of leaves. The leaves are typically blue-gray and are adorned with attractive white markings or striations. They are thick, fleshy, and have sharp spines along the edges, so caution is advised when handling the plant. The leaves radiate outward from a central point, forming a dense and architectural rosette.

Agave colorata is renowned for its magnificent flowering event, which occurs infrequently but is a spectacular sight when it does. The plant produces a tall, branched flowering stalk that can reach impressive heights, often exceeding 10 feet (3 meters). The flowers are typically yellow or yellowish-green and appear in clusters on the stalk. This flowering display attracts pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.

This agave is well-suited for use in xeriscape gardens, succulent gardens, and arid landscapes. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun exposure to maintain its compact growth habit and vibrant leaf color.

Agave colorata is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance. It is an excellent choice for water-efficient landscaping in desert and arid regions. While it is a slow grower, its unique appearance and the anticipation of its occasional flowering event make it a prized addition to succulent collections.

Overall, Agave colorata is cherished for its exquisite foliage, impressive size, and the awe-inspiring beauty of its flowering stalk. Whether used as a focal point in a garden or as a statement plant in a desert landscape, it adds a touch of grandeur and natural elegance to any environment.

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